Dr. Eric Okamoto, our board-certified plastic surgeon, offers a variety of body contouring services, including liposuction, abdominoplasty, gynecomastia surgery, arm lifts and thigh lifts. Since Fremont is well-connected via the 680 and 880 freeways, access is convenient from anywhere in the Greater East Bay.
Liposuction, which has become one of the most commonly performed cosmetic operations in America today, is generally very safe and effective when performed by an experienced surgeon. Liposuction permanently removes fat cells, which is a key reason for its success. Commonly considered areas for liposuction include neck, arms, armpits, abdomen, inner and outer thighs, back, flanks, hips, buttocks and knees.
An abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery) can help patients achieve a firmer, flatter stomach and a smaller waistline by tightening the abdominal wall musculature and eliminating the fat and skin that does not respond well to diet and exercise. This is a popular operation for women who have developed a lax and protruding abdominal wall following pregnancy. It is also suited for members of either sex who have experienced substantial weight loss resulting in sagging, excessive skin.
Excessive male breast tissue is quite common. Often this problem can be solved with liposuction alone when the majority of the breast mass is primarily due to fat. However, when true breast tissue is a significant component to the breast contour, a combination of surgical excision with liposuction is usually required for gynecomastia treatment.
Particularly following massive weight loss, a person often notices a significant sagginess of his/her upper or lower extremity skin. Until this extra skin is disposed of surgically, it will likely alter clothing choices, exercise patterns, and relative comfort, not to speak of the embarrassment that it often creates for those afflicted with this problem. An arm lift or thigh lift can help ameliorate this condition.
CoolSculpting® is a reasonable, and sometimes the most ideal, alternative for some who desire reducing those diet- and exercise-resistant fatty bulges particularly in the ‘muffin-top’ waistline zone. A fuller description for this new technique is found in the Non-Surgical section.
Many females seek fuller buttocks in search of an enhanced hourglass shape to the midsections of their bodies. This is more effectively accomplished by reducing the waistline above and/or the thighs below while augmenting the adjacent buttocks zone. Hence, a combination liposuction-lipoinjection offers an effective option for this cosmetic goal.
After fat is removed with liposuction, the unwanted parts of the harvest are separated away from a purified portion that is used to recontour the buttocks. Not all of the injected fat survives, but a significant amount takes hold that will permanently augment the buttocks.
If you are considering body-sculpting plastic surgery options, please contact us with any questions you may have, or to schedule a consultation.
*Individual results may vary